Supply Manager

Betsy Wallbillich
    November 17, 2021
    Kingsport, TN
    Job Type
    Bachelor Degree
    2-5 Years
    Salary Range
    $85,000 - $100,000
    Salary Units
    US Dollars
    Work Hours
    Little overtime is expected.


    The Supply Manager position requires analytical skills, strong influence and communication skills, and the ability to develop and execute complex plans in support of business, customer and manufacturing strategies. The position leverages chemical product knowledge and commercial insight in support of the business units, customer service, manufacturing and technology.


    • Collaborate with Global Demand Manager, Product Management, and Marketing to capture demand within IBP Timeline
    • Evaluate actual demand versus forecast and capacity to determine if order commitment and/or sales allocation plans are warranted; propose and provide oversight of plans as needed
    • Develop strong partnerships and alignment with cross-functional organizations including representatives in the business organizations, manufacturing, finance, logistics and supply chain execution.


    • Bachelors' degree in Supply Chain discipline or Industrial & System Engineering from an accredited college or University
    • Knowledge of Supply Chain processes, preferably with 2+ years of relevant experience in manufacturing, planning, scheduling and/or inventory management
    • Demonstrated communication, leadership and collaboration skills
    • Demonstrated analytical skills and software tools to enable adoption of digital capabilities for inventory and network optimization
    • Strong professional and interpersonal skills


    • Manage Supply/Demand/Inventory for a 24-month time horizon for a mix of commodity and specialty products for two (2) of Eastman major business units. Product mix includes major growth platform for the Coatings & Inks business.
    • Lead a cross functional IBP Supply Planning monthly routine and recommend decisions that need to be taken to balance our supply and demand to maximize business results
    • Prepare and present supply options and recommendations based on well documented scenarios that enable overall business objectives
    • Provide guidance, coaching and oversight for short-term S&OE operations
    • Set global inventory targets and manage inventories to those targets. Interface with supply chain managers in other regions for global supply balance.
    • Develop inventory strategies that support working capital and cash objectives while enabling business continuity at our customers
    • Lead Product Management Key Initiatives to address vulnerabilities and minimize risk through raw material sourcing decisions.
    • Lead margin improvement and other business improvement projects
    • Oversee service quality for assigned products including customer feedback related to supply and delivery reliability for differentiation amongst our segmented customer base
    • Responsible to initiate projects to reduce distribution costs for assigned products that will meet or exceed variable margin success
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